With turbocharging, supercharging and a pair of electric motors, this high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV has it all goin' on.
Volvo's Polestar division has worked its magic on the company's best-selling XC60 crossover.
This 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered is the result, and it's an interesting proposition to consider among sporty SUVs.
The XC60 Polestar gets its power from a twin-charged 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder engine backed by a two-motor plug-in hybrid setup.
All-in, this crazy-complex delivers 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels.
The model's electric-only range isn't yet official, but it's expected to be in the vicinity of 23 miles.
Gold seatbelts are one of the only interior telltales that indicate you're in a high-performance Polestar Engineered model.
Volvo's 9.0-inch Sensus Connect infotainment touchscreen got a 50% processing power boost just last year.
Despite this model's performance bent, ground clearance remains unchanged from standard XC60 models.
Volvo let us loose on an airport runway cone course, complete with slalom and a version of the so-called "Moose test" emergency lane-change obstacle.
Fetching 20-inch Y-spoke alloys are a Polestar Engineered-specific pattern.
22-inch versions (seen here) are also available at extra cost.
Driving the XC60 Polestar in Banff, Alberta, Canada provided countless jaw-dropping views.
Turbocharged. Supercharged. Electrified. There's a lot going on here.
There's a Polestar-specific brace bridging the two strut towers.
Take a closer look at each end of the brace and you'll find that the Öhlins dampers are manually adjustable -- a novelty among SUVs.
Yep, these are those gold seatbelts again.
Gold speaker cones mean you're listening to the dulcet tones of a 1,100-watt, 15-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system.
LED illumination is standard all-around on the XC90 Polestar Engineered.
You'll be seeing more of the Polestar badge in the coming years.
Uprated bullion-colored Akebono brakes are one of the Polestar Engineered's most noticeable upgrades.
Black chrome exhaust outlets are another Polestar-specific design cue.
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